Paul Krampitz Pick Up Sticks Workshop

So this happened yesterday…

Paul Krampitz came out to teach a workshop for us. This was the quilt that inspired the workshop, called Pick up Sticks.

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First, Paul started off with feeding us photo’s of inspiration to get our motors running. He also brought some of his designs as well. Like this one.

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And this one.

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Next Paul walked us through a demo, showing us the basics of the block.

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Here are a few of them together.

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After we each made a block, it was a free for all! Everyone worked on their own blocks and came up with incredible designs.

Here are Lynn’s blocks…

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…and Laura’s blocks. Geez Louise she’s a fast sewer, I think she might already be done her quilt all ready!

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Judy, happily worked away on her quilt!

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This was Jean’s fabric…

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… and this is what she did with it! Only 999 more blocks to go right Jean?! Just teasing but I think she said she was going to make 72 blocks in total or was it 42? Well, it was A LOT! It’s going to be fabulous though!

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Helen had some lovely colours going on too!

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Hi Helen!

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Bonnie was working on some really interesting blocks. See how some strips go under and how some strips go over! A- Maz-ING!

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Barb also was doing some really interesting blocks too! I can’t wait to see the whole tree quilt together. It’s going to be a stunner!

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I decided I’d make snowflakes. I thought this technique would lend it’s self well to wonky snowflakes and wonky is what I got! I think paper piecing might be a better way to go with this design but I’m so glad I took the class and learned this technique. That in it’s self was invaluable!

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Thanks so much Paul, we all had a great time!

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If you’d like to check out more of Paul’s work or workshops, you can find him through his blog Paul’s Block Party.